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      10-03-2007, 10:33 PM   #1
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UUC Sway Bar Installation (CEA 3 - Charlie)

Charlie might be the first person to install sway bars on E92 335 at his home (not a shop)

The rear sway bar install took about 3 hours. It was a PIG to fit in. We had to drop the sub frame a little bit to get the stock one out.

here are pictures of the operation, i will let Charlie comment and answer questions if you guys have.

How much did he charge? i got 3 quotes before i went to him, he charged me less than 1/2 of the cheapest quote

here are random pix of the install and the grease monkey

the ride quality is awesome. the car feels stiff as hell. cant wait to put the front ones TOMORROW (right, charlie? )







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this thread explains the problems that i had with this install despite my initial excitement about it
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=89909

First of all i realized that the sway bar tie rod was not tightened, so it broke.

But the car still pulled to left and right, Eric@SPP very kindly and generously helped me lift it, and see that the sway bar was installed upside down and that it was hitting my steering rods, so i was able to turn the steering wheel more, but the car still pulled. Thanks to Eric@SPP for investing time in this without even being compensated for his time/effort.

My next thought was to take out my springs and take the car back to stock. Long Tran offered to take me to an alignment shop that he knows of to help me out. So i drove to his place, and there he realized that the springs were not seated correctly at the bottom, and they were not seated correctly at the top either, and they were TWISTING and moving hard every time i turned my steering wheel.

Even bushings were installed upside down, everything was messed up, it's not even funny.

Long Tran re-installed my springs, and replaced the broken parts and now my car runs nicely again. no popping noises when i turn, no extra bounciness, no pulls. car's a 335 again. It's worth mentioning that Long did not charge me for spending several hours trying to figure out my problem + time on the phone + time online.

I still have to re-install my sway bar which will happen at SPP most likely.

I got pix of all that, but they're in Long's camera. I will put a picture how the front sway should be installed.

The worst of all is that the person who installed all this doesnt bother to PM me or reply to my IM's.

I am saddened to have to post this update, and i already regret it. I am already sorry to have to post this, but I expected Charlie to act a bit more responsibly, especially that he advertises himself as a professional.

Charlie is a great fun guy to work with, but i think he should realize this shit can get people killed and he shouldnt rush his work. I hope he learns that during his UTI training.

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What a PITA!...

let me know if anyone else needs this done!
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Nabil the car is coming out great man!
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oh yah! we also timed Charlie replacing CDV's in 5 minutes hahah
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Charlie, you wore the same shirt yesterday! Good install though. We need a review Nabil.
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just come and drive my car... that's ur review

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just come and drive my car... that's ur review

hahah
True that, I'll call you tomorrow. You free during the day again?
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yah... txt me if i dont pick up. i will be at charlie's at some point to do front sways
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Charlie, you wore the same shirt yesterday! Good install though. We need a review Nabil.
ahahah hey i wore it after all the installs yesterday, and then woke up this morning put it on and went to work! ahahah
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ahahah hey i wore it after all the installs yesterday, and then woke up this morning put it on and went to work! ahahah
oh that explains that smell... i couldnt figure it out

just kidding...
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dude i kicked his butt today with this install.. he well deserves it
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hheeeeeeeeheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee... another day of sways today
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wow ... good job charlie ...


BTW mantis where did you get UUC sways ?
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BTW mantis where did you get UUC sways ?
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there was a special for 425 or so. i cant find the page anymore. but if you go under suspension --> bmw --> 2006+ you will find it. they are still having the 425 special
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http://www.uucmotorwerks.com/

there was a special for 425 or so. i cant find the page anymore. but if you go under suspension --> bmw --> 2006+ you will find it. they are still having the 425 special
do you guys have any issues with UUC sways ? I just have read this thread
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http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...t=60924&page=2
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Out of topic

Charlie why are you selling your procede ?
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Charlie why are you selling your procede ?
He's going to put a LS1 in there.
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